Colorado River Rapids – Mountain Creek, NJ This short Doppelmayr platter carries tubes for a water ride but no passengers. The top station is a standard T-Bar model. Tower 2. Drive bullwheel. Tubes are loaded right from the water near the bottom terminal. Tower 1. A carrier with automatic tube unloading. Tower 3. Another view of the top terminal. Tubes automatically drop near the top station. If they don’t, a wire is tripped to stop the lift. Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
I think this lift may pre-date the “Mountain Creek” rebranding of Action Park. Action Park was notorious for janky rides (mostly water park rides, but also things like go-carts and an alpine slide), and the occasional fatality.
Colorado River Rapids itself is a custom ‘family’ rapids ride (similar to Teamboat Springs at Blizzard Beach). Unlike most similar rides, it’s made entirely of concrete and built into the side of the mountain (no pre-fab plastic tubes). I believe you’re now required to wear a helmet on the ride, but that was not the case when I was a kid.
Building a big waterpark into the side of a ski resort is kind of a genius move. You already have a ton of pumping capacity from the snowmaking system. And land for that matter.